Development Grants

The FAWCO Foundation Development Grants financially assist projects which are passionately supported by FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA. The purpose of the program is to fund projects that can make an immediate impact and lead to success for the people they support.  The assistance offered should be direct, with a goal of sustainability.

Through The Foundation, FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA have been aiding worthy and reputable charitable projects around the globe for over 45 years.  Some clubs are working “hands-on” with their projects while others make financial contributions or donations of goods. FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA are passionate about supporting projects that improve the human condition throughout the world. The DGs provide the financial assistance that can help the recipients achieve their goals.

The Development Grant categories are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights.

The Foundation encourages FAWCO clubs to nominate grassroots organizations that receive little or no great sponsorship or support.

Each FAWCO club may nominate two different projects each year.


The 2020 Development Grants



For projects promoting literacy, supporting academic studies, building or providing classrooms, libraries or general learning facilities for disadvantaged children or providing training designed to lead to economic and other types of empowerment for women and girls.

Due to the generosity in sponsorship, there are three awards available which will be given to the three projects receiving the most votes.

AW Surrey Hope Through Education $5,000

Educating Women & Girls Worldwide, sponsored in part by Renuka Matthews $5,000

For programs specifically aimed at women and/or girls.

Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa’s Children $5,000

For programs specifically in the geographical area of Africa and will be awarded to the Africa-focused nominated project which receives the most votes.


Human Rights

For projects in a FAWCO Member Club’s host country or the world:

  • providing vocational training, teaching practical skills, promoting social entrepreneurial initiatives for   at-risk/marginalized population groups,
  • or addressing the critical problems of violence, food and shelter, healthcare, education, poverty, advocacy, human trafficking, prostitution, refugees, including all those impacted by economic,    political or other forced migration, 
  • or promoting cultural understanding.  


Due to the generosity in sponsorship, there are three awards available which will be given to the three projects receiving the most votes.

Breaking the Cycle, sponsored in part by AW Eastern Province $5,000

FAUSA Effecting Change for Women and Children at Risk  $5,000


Safe Haven,  sponsored in part by the family and friends of Louise Greeley-Copley $5,000

For programs specifically  supporting the Human Right to Safety and Shelter including: 

  • Refugee Programs 
  • Protection for Women and Children Fleeing Violence
  • Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Shelters for Natural or Man-made Disasters


For projects promoting the responsible use of the environment to provide for the basic needs of a family or a community.

Nurturing Our Planet - $5000





Global Issues

NEW for 2020!

Close To Home $5,000                 

This Grant can be placed within any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to which we align our Development Grants in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights. In order to recognize FAWCO club’s local charities that are often overlooked on the world’s stage, the TFF is offering this Development Grant that is available for projects that take place in the nominating Club’s home country.


For projects providing medical treatment, diagnostic services, preventive care or medical counseling. This can include, but is not limited to, cancer, HIV/AIDS, communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases, substance abuse, life-improving surgeries, mental issues, the critically ill, the disabled, the aged, medical transport, special needs and maternal health for mothers and children.

Critical Health Concerns - $5000

How To Apply

Is your club considering submitting an application for the 2020 Development Grants? Please consult the Month-by-Month Application Timeline below for useful advice on timely submission of your application.

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